Brooklyn's Bushwick Film Festival offers two Latino films:
Oct. 3, 9:00 pm
Mateo, 17, and his family prepare for him to leave their small Mexican village for Los Ángeles, like so many before him. In addition to the family savings, he needs the local gang‘s support to ensure a safe passage and ‚help on the other side. At first, Mateo is willing to do anything to join the gang, that is, until the leader demands that he kills a rival gang member. Mateo refuses to carry out the murder and the gang leader seeks bitter revenge.
Oct. 4, 3:00 pm
Director Michael Kleiman follows Peruvian families living in remote regions as their children experience the One Laptop per Child program, gaining access to the Internet for the first time. WEB considers both the benefits and complications that arise from digital connections. Alongside the poignant and sometimes humorous local stories, Kleiman interviews leading thinkers on the Internet including author Clay Shirky, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and One Laptop founder Nicholas Negroponte for an insightful look at our times.
New York: Oct. 3 and 4. Full details here.